Now is your chance to win some of this fabric! Laurie and Robert Kaufman Fabrics were kind enough to send me an extra Fat Quarter Bundle for one of you. All you need to do to enter is leave a comment. What would you make with these? A gift for the holidays? Would you pair some fabrics from your stash or let them shine on their own?
I’ll pick a winner on the evening of Wednesday, October 31st. Halloween! Good luck everyone!
+++++++ Closing comments to pick a winner! +++++++
The winner is #127 Billie Gunther! Billie said “Love the trees,camper….. on the fabric. A great throw for camping would be most fitting!”
Thanks for commenting everyone and have a Happy Halloween! Stay safe out there!
October 29, 2012 417 Comments
I just love designer Laurie Wisbrun’s fabrics. I remember drooling over her Etsy shop a few years ago, and then being so excited when she announced she was going to be designing fabric for Robert Kaufman, starting with Tufted Tweets. When she asked me if I wanted to play around with her upcoming line Roughing It, I immediately jumped on the opportunity!
This adorable line is all about the outdoors – trees, campers (LOVE!), woodpeckers, tents, and a great stash-building dot print. I’ve decided to work with the fabric in 2 sets.
And have pulled some fabric from my stash. I can’t wait to cut into it!
Roughing It will be available this December, but keep an eye out on my blog next month. I just may be giving away a Fat Quarter Set!
September 19, 2012 13 Comments
Today I’m happy to introduce you to another new blog sponsor, Pink Castle Fabrics. Pink Castle is an online fabric shop owned by Brenda Ratliff of Michigan. I first met Brenda last April at the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio.
That’s her on the left, fun, right? I’ve seen pictures of Brenda’s fabric…let’s just say, she has a lot. I recently ordered some of October Afternoon’s new line, Seaside, from her shop and have been working on incorporating the fabrics into a cute patchwork pillow. (More later!)
She just got in the newest line from Heather Ross, Nursery Versery. LOVE the country mouse prints especially. This fabric is a light weight cotton/linen blend.
If you have a bit of trouble selecting a good combination of fabrics for your projects, Brenda also has custom fabric bundles.
And I definitely must mention the amazing sale section! I’m talking Flea Market Fancy, Summersville, Heather Ross prints, good current stuff!
Brenda is offering some additional discounts to her “Sale” section as well, with the below coupon codes, good through August 5th:
15% off $50 or more – SALE50
20% off 100 or more – SALE100
25% off 150 or more – SALE150
30% off 200 or more – SALE200
You can also find patterns, color cards, floss and thread.
Brenda is very active on social media – you can keep up with her on her blog, Flickr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as justabitfrayed. She uses these venues to announce sales, so I highly recommend following her!
Welcome Pink Castle Fabrics and thank you so much for supporting my sponsors!
August 3, 2012 6 Comments
Thank you so much for all your wonderful words about my Cutting Edge quilt! I was really surprised to see so many comments here and on Flickr, you guys really made my day.
I didn’t do any sewing over the weekend. We drove to Cincinnati for a trip to see our family and then did a bit of Father’s Day relaxing once we got home. I feel like I could sleep another 10 hours this morning, but I guess 3 and 5 year olds don’t feel that way and were up early – on with the coffee!
I was happy to come home to some new fabric, Beauty is You by artist Cori Dantini. I snapped some pictures without ironing it, but I’m sure you can see how beautiful this fabric is.
The fabric line has two different fabric panels – one with three large pictures and one with several smaller pictures. I love these and plan to make them the centers of my blocks.
I think this fabric is just starting to pop up for sale. I bought mine in a bit of an impulse when I saw it in the Hawthorne Threads newsletter.
Off to do a bit of morning sewing before swim lessons. Happy Monday everyone!
June 18, 2012 17 Comments